Wednesday Words: Jesus I Am Resting Resting

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I first heard this song back in the summer of 2000 when I directed the choir for a summer of Centrifuge in TN.  Since then it has always held a special place in my heart. 

In the video, shown here, are my friends Shelly Moore, Mike Passaro and the band (video done by Wes Latta who has also done some work for my “real job” project).  Love that Shelly sings it in a key that I can sing it! 🙂 

Jesus, I am resting, resting,
In the joy of what Thou art;
I am finding out the greatness
Of Thy loving heart.
Thou hast bid me gaze upon Thee,
And Thy beauty fills my soul,
For by Thy transforming power,
Thou hast made me whole.

Jesus, I am resting, resting,
In the joy of what Thou art;
I am finding out the greatness
Of Thy loving heart.

O, how great Thy loving kindness,
Vaster, broader than the sea!
O, how marvelous Thy goodness,
Lavished all on me!
Yes, I rest in Thee, Belovèd,
Know what wealth of grace is Thine,
Know Thy certainty of promise,
And have made it mine.

Refrain

Simply trusting Thee, Lord Jesus,
I behold Thee as Thou art,
And Thy love, so pure, so changeless,
Satisfies my heart;
Satisfies its deepest longings,
Meets, supplies its every need,
Compasseth me round with blessings:
Thine is love indeed!

Refrain

Ever lift Thy face upon me
As I work and wait for Thee;
Resting ’neath Thy smile, Lord Jesus,
Earth’s dark shadows flee.
Brightness of my Father’s glory,
Sunshine of my Father’s face,
Keep me ever trusting, resting,
Fill me with Thy grace.

One Response

  1. Crystal Waters

    Kim,

    This is one of my favorites! I often find myself humming the words. It never fails to bring me back to a place of peace in HIM. Thank you for sharing, friend.